The Tyranny of Choice: A guide to open source Network Operating Systems (NOS)

The Tyranny of Choice: A guide to open source Network Operating Systems (NOS)

The more choice we have, the less satisfied we become however we do need choice to feel freedom and autonomy when decision-making. This is known as the paradox of choice and rings true when buying a packet of crisps (or chips for my US friends), one of Heinz’s 57 varieties or selecting a NOS that best suits your needs. Consumer choice in this sphere is essential as every network requires something a little different to suit their very specific environmental demands. It is this choice that has driven creation, innovation, price and also keeps everyone in this market on their toes. Innovate or die was the cry! Read article

[Video] Interview with Mike Capuano – Pluribus Networks

[Video] Interview with Mike Capuano – Pluribus Networks

We interviewed Mike Capuano, CMO of Pluribus Networks, at the OCP Summit in San Jose earlier this year. Mike talks about simplifying the software-defined data center, using a combination of their Netvisor ONE and Adaptive Cloud Fabric to enable programmability and lower capital and operating costs by leveraging white box economics.

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Wi-Fi  - The Cause of and Solution to All of Life’s Problems Part II

Wi-Fi - The Cause of and Solution to All of Life’s Problems Part II

Billy Connolly, the Scottish comedian, laughing at his father for losing his glasses again jokingly told him about an article he had read for a prescription car windscreen. His father thought this would be the greatest thing since sliced bread and wanted one immediately. Now, imagine the vision as this vehicle approaches and a man with a head the size of a small asteroid is looking at you. Or the confusion of a new owner as he drove off into a lamppost!! My point is we have to careful when looking at things we are told will change our lives for the better. We have all heard the buzz around 5G so let’s have a look and see if it’s a prescription windscreen or our generation’s sliced bread. 

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[Video] Interview with Glenn Sullivan, Co-Founder of SnapRoute

[Video] Interview with Glenn Sullivan, Co-Founder of SnapRoute

[Video] Glenn Sullivan, Co-Founder of SnapRoute, Inc, is the latest Industry Titan to be grilled by EPS. SnapRoute is a very exciting spin out from from Data Center Group at Apple, who were using disaggregated networking long before it was cool, to drive iCloud, iTunes and other Apple user services. Glenn talks about the genesis of SnapRoute, how they are bringing networking into the cloud native era, containers and how Kubernetes fits in.

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Containers, Docker and Kubernetes: A Beginner's Guide

Containers, Docker and Kubernetes: A Beginner's Guide

Container platforms and Cloud Native are the talk of the town, with Kubernetes, or k8s as it is stylized, recently being crowned the victor in the bloody but aptly named ‘Container Wars’. The white flag of surrender for management and orchestration was raised by Docker which now supports Kubernetes natively. Docker is still the container engine of choice though. This means that most Cloud Native systems are going to contain both platforms in a complementary fashion.

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[Video] Interview with Brian O'Sullivan, Senior Director, Product Management at Cumulus Networks

[Video] Interview with Brian O'Sullivan, Senior Director, Product Management at Cumulus Networks

We had the pleasure of interviewing Brian at the OCP Summit in San Jose, this March. Hot off the press - Brian comments on Cumulus's joint announcement with Facebook & Edgecore about the release of Facebook open modular switch for data centers, describing its features and benefits in depth. Brian also tackles the question of how to solve the challenges of deploying on commodity hardware. Read article

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